- By 2015, half of healthcare organizations will have experienced one to five cyber attacks in the previous 12 months, with a third of those attacks successful.
- Impersonal relationships: Particularly when it comes to discussing serious or terminal conditions with patients, plans and reassurances primarily should be delivered in person, as opposed to via text message, for example. "[H]ave we arrived at an age when everything--even professional sympathy and support--can be conveyed electronically?" Choo asks.
November 19, 2014 -- The global PACS market is expected to increase in value this decade, but there are still challenges ahead, according to a new report from medical intelligence company GBI Research.
The need for greater patient engagement was a prevailing theme of the day for ACOs at Brookings. Patient engagement is viewed as a key to improved health outcomes and lower costs; well-designed patient engagement strategies can also improve patient experience by allowing individuals to become more active participants in their care. For example, shared decision making and patient activation are proven strategies for engaging patients at the direct care level. These approaches help providers and patients to recognize that a clinical decision is necessary, understand the evidence on best available interventions, and ensure patient preferences are built into treatment decisions and plans. A recent study by Jennifer Sweeney and colleagues highlights some successful examples.
Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media , November 18, 2014
Easy-to-digest reports and data dashboards may be an easier pill for physicians to swallow than trying to get clinical data into their EHR workflows. Especially if their pay depends upon population management performance.
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